I always carry a couple of pencils, two in case one breaks, pencils because they don’t leak in the pocket and because they can be rubbed out.
Rubbed out? Yes, because when I am reading and come across a word I am unfamiliar with, or unsure of the exact definition of, I make a note of the page number in the front of the book and a small mark on the page. Later, at home, I look them up then re-read the context, then I rub it all out so the next reader does not have to put up with it. So why the thread? Well I thought it would be good to share my new words.
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword)
The omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or be understood from contextual clues.
A set of dots indicating such an omission.
With an ‘s’ homiletics is the art of preaching. From context “... homilectic equations such as life: a journey, death: sleep ...” I take it to mean ‘to do with preaching.
A weed with spinach like edible leaves.
Plant sometimes grown for its edible, sweet tasting, roots.
Act of attaintment, or bill of attainder;
Finding a person guilty by act of parliament, or a bill presented to parliament to be voted on for such an act, an alternative to a jury, usually used for high treason.
What have you come across lately?